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2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Texas Fall Race Page

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Texas Motor Speedway
Time: 3:30pm/et
Laps: 200 - Stages: 45/45/110
TV: USA -  Radio: MRN, Sirius XM NASCAR

Race Specific News

Race Information

Noah Gragson Ties Record for Most Consecutive Xfinity Series Wins: Noah Gragson parked his No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet at the finish line, emerged through his car’s roof flap and raised his arms in triumph taking in the loud cheers from the Texas Motor Speedway grandstands as he celebrated a historic fourth consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday afternoon in the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300.(Read more)(9-24-2022)

For the fourth straight week, #9-Noah Gragson won the Xfinity Series race, this time picking up his first victory at Texas Motor Speedway. With the win, Gragson tied Sam Ard for most consecutive wins in series history (1983). He led a race-high 85 laps en route to his seventh triumph of the season.
#21-Austin Hill finished second, 1.2 seconds behind Gragson. #54-Ty Gibbs came from the rear of the field to finish third, with #16-AJ Allmendinger and #98-Riley Herbst rounding out the top five.
#8-Josh Berry ended the 300-mile race in sixth, as #2-Sheldon Creed, #1-Sam Mayer, #39-Ryan Sieg and #38-CJ McLaughlin made up the top 10.
#11-Daniel Hemric won the opening stage, his first stage win since the season opener at Daytona. Hemric was involved in a third stage melee, dropping him to 30th in the finishing order. #16-Allmendinger won Stage 2, but also was involved in a third stage wreck.
There were 14 lead changes among seven drivers and nine cautions for 52 yellow flag laps.
The average speed of the race was 113.672 mph.
See race details at: Race Results, Drivers Points Standings, Owners Points Standings, Cumulative Report, Penalty Report.

Texas Paint Schemes

Race Fast Facts – Texas:
Noah Gragson (P) won the 18th Annual Andy’s Frozen Custard 300, his 12th victory in 129 Xfinity
Series races.
This is his seventh victory and 20th top-10 finish in 2022.
This is his first victory and fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Austin Hill # (P) (second) posted his second top-10 finish in four races at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2022.
Ty Gibbs (P) (third) posted his first top-10 finish in two races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Austin Hill (P) (second) was the highest finishing rookie.
Noah Gragson (P) leads the point standings by 26 points over AJ Allmendinger (P).

Xfinity Series Standings after Texas (Race 27 of 33):
1)#9-Noah Gragson 2,107 points (advanced to Round of 8)
2)#16-AJ Allmendinger 2,081, +47
3)#54-Ty Gibbs 2,080, +46
4)#21-Austin Hill 2,064, +30
5)#8-Josh Berry 2,058, +24
6)#7-Justin Allgaier 2,054, +20
7)#1-Sam Mayer 2,035, +1
8)#39-Ryan Sieg 2,035, +1
Currently below cutline:
9)#98-Riley Herbst 2,034, -1
10)#11-Daniel Hemric 2,027, -8
11)#19-Brandon Jones 2,022, -13
12)#51-Jeremy Clements 2,006, -29
See the Drivers Points Standings and Owners Points Standings.

Cars to the rear: #08-David Starr, #4-Bayley Currey, #13-Akinori Ogata, #44-Tommy Joe Martins, #45-Stefan Parsons, #54-Ty Gibbs, #66-JJ Yeley (all for unapproved adjustments); #78-Garrett Smithley (engine).

Pit Stall Selections

For the third time in the last four Xfinity Series races, #19-Brandon Jones will lead the field to the green flag. Jones ran a speed of 185.637 mph in qualifying at Texas to earn his seventh career pole award.
#9-Noah Gragson will start alongside in second, turning a lap of 185.363 mph. #11-Daniel Hemric will lineup third (185.331 mph), with #18-John Hunter Nemechek (185.319 mph) and #1-Sam Mayer (185.160 mph) rounding out the top five.
#7-Justin Allgaier, #16-AJ Allmendinger, #54-Ty Gibbs, #21-Austin Hill and #51-Jeremy Clements make up the top 10.
With Mike Harmon Racing’s team not making the trip to Texas, all 38 cars made the field.
See the complete Texas Starting Lineup.

Qualifying Fast Facts – Texas
Brandon Jones (P) won the Pole Award for the 18th Annual Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 with a lap of
29.089 seconds, 185.637 mph.
This is his seventh pole in 230 NASCAR Xfinity Series races.
This is his fourth pole and 17th top-10 start in 2022.
This is his first pole in 14 races at Texas Motor Speedway.
Noah Gragson (P) (second) posted his 22nd top-10 start of 2022 and his sixth in eight races at Texas
Motor Speedway.
Daniel Hemric (P) (third) posted his sixth top-10 start at Texas Motor Speedway. It is his 16th in 27
races this season.
Austin Hill (P) (ninth) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

Qualifying Results

Practice for the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is complete. After 20 minutes, the top five, slowest, news and notes:
#16-AJ Allmedninger 182.039 mph
#11-Daniel Hemric 181.984 mph
#21-Austin Hill 180.892 mph
#18-John Hunter Nemechek 180.668 mph
#7-Justin Allgaier 180.391 mph
Slowest: #13-Akinori Ogata 169.774 mph
Most laps run: #9-Noah Gragson, 37
Notes: #48-Nick Sanchez smacked the wall.
See full Texas Practice Results.

Qualifying Order

Crew Rosters

Goodyear Tire Notes

There are 39 teams/drivers on the entry list for the Andy’s Frozen Custard Xfinity Series race at Texas. One driver will miss the race.
Notables: #02-Parker Retzlaff, #13-Timmy Hill, #18-John Hunter Nemechek, #26-Jeffrey Earnhardt, #34-Jesse Iwuji, #35-Joey Gase, #36-Josh Williams, #38-CJ McLaughlin, #44-Tommy Joe Martins, #45-Stefan Parsons, #47-Brennan Poole, #48-Nick Sanchez, #68-Brandon Brown, #78-Garrett Smithley, #92-Alex Labbe
See the full entry list on the Texas Entry List.

TandemDraft Stats: XFIN Series Edition – Texas 

Weekend on-track schedule

Thursday, September 22
3:30 PM NXS ROOKIE MEETING (VIRTUAL)
4:00 PM NXS DRIVER / CREW CHIEF MEETING (VIRTUAL)

Friday, September 23
11:30 AM 6:00 PM NASCAR COMPETITION CREDENTIALING OPEN
12:00 PM 2:00 PM NXS HAULERS ENTER (EQUIPMENT UNLOADING)
2:00 PM 7:00 PM NXS GARAGE OPEN
2:00 PM 7:00 PM NXS INSPECTION IN PROGRESS

Saturday, September 24
7:30 AM NXS GARAGE OPEN
8:30 AM NXS ** ) VIP GARAGE ACCESS PERMITTED
9:30 AM 10:00 AM NXS PRACTICE (ALL ENTRIES)
10:00 AM 11:00 AM NXS QUALIFYING (IMPOUND) (SINGLE VEHICLE / 1 LAP ALL ENTRIES)
1:50 PM NXS GRID ACCESS OPEN TO PROPERLY CREDENTIALED GUESTS (PIT ROAD)
1:55 PM NXS DRIVERS REPORT FOR PRE-RACE (STAGE)
2:00 PM NXS DRIVER INTRODUCTIONS
2:30 PM (3:30 PM) NXS RACE (STAGES 45/90/200 LAPS = 300 MILES)
7:00 PM Approx NXS HAULERS EXIT